University of Memphis Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  • Some parts of the university promote a good work environment (e (in 11 reviews)

  • There are some really great people who work at the University of Memphis who truly do care about the students (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, Administration is beureucratic, No chance of promotion (in 5 reviews)

  • There are no raises, no personal growth, and no promotions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great learning while Teaching

    Former Employee - Lab Instructor - Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Lab Instructor - Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Satisfactory selection of graduate teaching assistants

    Cons

    nothing as such all good so far


  2. student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good area best and great

    Cons

    warm hot quite nice few


  3. Decent Student Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant At the Living Learning Complex in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant At the Living Learning Complex in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Memphis (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work on homework or finish other job applications provides one of the greatest incentives for students to apply for this position.

    Cons

    A large standard deviation exists in the quality of service fellow desk assistants demonstrate to the residents. This fact is also true among the immediate supervisors to the desk assistants, the assistant area coordinators.

    Advice to Management

    My advice would be to invest in better residence life supervisors, as these represent a significant cornerstone to the student life at the University of Memphis.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Instructors are the workhorses

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Instructor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Memphis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good community of scholars, challenging curriculum

    Cons

    Over-reliance on non-tenure track faculty; library resources limited for a research university

    Advice to Management

    Open up more tenure-track lines, make it a priority to promote instructors.


  6. Not enough pay

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    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Contractor - Teaching Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Memphis as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provided great experience & was truly rewarding, professors were willing to assist when needed & an orientation course prepared you as a first time teacher!

    Cons

    Did not pay nearly enough, unfortunately, you are not allowed to work outside of the university so unless you have a roommate, spouse, or live in the ghetto, you will need to take out student loans to supplement this poverty.

    Advice to Management

    Try paying more!


  7. Adjunct

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Arlington, TN
    Former Employee - Adjunct Professor in Arlington, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Memphis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Department chair and staff gave excellent assistance.

    Cons

    Would enjoy teaching more classes, enjoyed the experience


  8. Helpful (1)

    Depends on Department and Supervisor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I worked at University of Memphis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great retirement and insurance benefits as well as payment of tuition at any Tennessee Board of Regents college.

    Cons

    The person I worked for hired me basically to fire me, I believe. She was very rude and did not train me and did not require her two other employees to train me. I am a somewhat older worker and she kept reminding me of that.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your supervisors are not bullying workers and take employee complaints seriously.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Associate Director

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TN - Tennessee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - TN - Tennessee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, vacation and educational opportunities. Insurance benefits used to be better, but they are still pretty good. For salaried employees, it works out to be four weeks of vacation per year plus a week off when the university is closed between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement unless you have a PhD. Many people have been there for years and years, so the culture is pretty entrenched. Compensation is not competitive. Very low wages.

    Advice to Management

    Management is pretty good, although they are very committed to the status quo. There is no incentive to respond to employee concerns.


  10. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Attendant in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Office Attendant in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can do your homework while working

    Cons

    None. Always understanding and allowed me off when I needed to be.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Under restructure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Electrical Technician in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Memphis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    restructure is not beneficial the change is not beneficial to crafts.

    Cons

    full time benefits, for full time employees

    Advice to Management

    none at this time will help



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